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Ranging from global to local, networks are at the core of building sustainable, inclusive, and resilient cities around the world. Browse the networks we have featured and tap into the expertise of the network of your interest. Harness the power of partnerships to find solutions for the city challenge you aim to tackle. If you are a member of a city network interested in featuring your network in the City2City portal here, contact us here.

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UN-Habitat Urban Data Free, open access to data about countries and cities around the globe. The urban indicators data available here are analyzed, compiled and published by UN-Habitat’s Global Urban Observatory which supports governments, local authorities and civil society organizations to develop urban indicators, data and statistics. Urban statistics are collected through household surveys and censuses conducted by national statistics authorities.
World Council on City Data (WCCD) The WCCD is implementing ISO 37120 Sustainable Development of Communities: Indicators for City Services and Quality of Life, the new international standard; created by cities, for cities. The WCCD has developed the first ISO 37120 certification system and the Global Cities Registry™.
World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT) The WUDAPT initiative is a global, bottom up, self-organized effort to begin filling the data gaps needed to solve the global challenges of sustainable cities and communities, and as a guide to facilitate climate-based actions.
Our World in Data Produced at the Oxford Martin Programme on Global Development at the University of Oxford, Our World in Data is an online publication that aims to provide a global overview of our living conditions and to show changes over the long run. It includes an SDG Tracker that presents data across all available indicators from the Our World in Data database to showcase progress towards SDGs around the world.

UPR - SDG Data ExplorerLinking the Universal Periodic Review to sustainable development

Developed by the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) with inputs from UN OHCHR, this new searchable database aims to allow users to check on progress on achieving both sustainable development and human rights goals across the globe through its visuals. The database links recommendations from the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to the SDGs.
Urban Data Platform Data sharing and visualization platform for European cities and regions produced by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
Visualizing Cities This platform aims to bring together an interdisciplinary community and establish an exchange of knowledge and ideas on urban visualization projects from around the globe.

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

A global network of more than 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future. ICLEI envisions a world of sustainable cities that confront the realities of urbanization, adapt to economic and demographic trends and prepare for the impacts of climate change and other urban challenges. As such, ICLEI unites local and subnational governments in creating positive change through collective learning, exchange and capacity building.

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

A global network of cities, local and regional governments, UCLG's work programme mainly focuses on increasing the role and influence of local government and its representative organizations in global governance; becoming the main source of support for democratic, effective, innovative local government; and ensuring an effective and democratic global organization.

UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN)

Created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 180 cities which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level.

WHO Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

Established in 2010 to connect cities, communities and organizations worldwide with the common vision of making their community a great place to grow old in. As a response to global population ageing and rapid urbanisation, it focuses on action at the local level that fosters the full participation of older people in community life and promotes healthy and active ageing.

100 Resilient Cities (100RC)

Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, 100RC is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks—earthquakes, fires, floods, etc.—but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis.

Strong Cities Network (SCN)

Launched at UNHQ 2015, the SCN is the first-ever global network of mayors, municipal-level policy makers and practitioners united in building social cohesion and community resilience to counter violent extremism in all its forms. Led by Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) and comprised of more than 100 cities, the SCN builds collaboration between mayors, political actors and frontline teams to tackle polarisation, hate and violence in local communities in every major global region.

World Cities Network

An open, independent body created to improve the resilience of cities. The organisation facilitates the sharing of ideas between city leaders and professionals internationally across the real estate, technology, design, and urban infrastructure industries.

C40 Cities

A network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. C40 supports cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change.

Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement

A group of 14 cities committed to drive a transition to sustainable consumption and production by implementing sustainable and innovation procurement. All participating cities are acting as ambassadors of sustainable procurement to lead to a resource efficient, low carbon and socially responsible society.

Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA)

Launched in 2010 to accelerate a world-wide transition to cooler and healthier cities. Its mission is to advance urban heat mitigation policies and programs to promote more efficient and comfortable buildings, healthier and more resilient cities, and to reverse some of the warming effects of climate change through global cooling.

Global Platform for Sustainable Cities

Brings together all participating cities and a wide range of entities that are working on urban sustainability issues to create a shared platform for global knowledge and an evidence-based, and integrated approach. Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the platform currently comprises of 28 cities across 11 countries.